The case is somewhat thicker than we would have expected, at 10.05mm, yet stays comfortable and has an advanced presence on the wrist. It is an easygoing stylish watch that can be worn consistently – such an all-rounder. The arm band has Patek’s new crease over fasten and the case is water-impervious to 30m. It is accessible in steel or 18k rose gold, set with 160 jewels on the bezel – one extra form, the 7300-1201R-001, includes precious stones the crown, the carries and the bracelet.
Gradient or finished dials
Depending on the adaptation, the new Patek Philippe Twenty-4 Automatic highlights sunburst dials with the popular angle shading plan or a shiny white dial enlivened with a twofold vertical and even silk finish, suggestive of the surface of wild silk.
On all models, the Patek Philippe Twenty-4 Automatic highlights energetic, pilot-like applied numerals in gold with luminescent covering, repeating the Nautilus-like hands (adjusted cudgel) likewise treated with luminescent covering. Again the easygoing current aims behind this watch are obvious, despite the fact that the blend of pilot watch highlights and Nautilus components might have been odd. All models are exemplary time-and-date forms, with the date window situated at 6 o’clock.
Depending on the model, the dial can be dim blue, dark, earthy colored – all with a sunburst design – or shiny white with a confuse design. No variant with jewels on the dial has been delivered at this point, despite the fact that we can undoubtedly envision some to be dispatched later.
Finally… an automatic movement
Our fundamental fulfillment with this new, round Patek Philippe Twenty-4 is to see the expansion of a genuine development and not another quartz-controlled type. Inside the case is Patek’s meaningful, passage level self-winding type, the 324 – a development that is found in some Calatravas, in the Aquanaut 5167A or in the Nautilus 5711A. Flimsy, pleasantly beautified and furnished with numerous advanced innovations (Gyromax and Spiromax escapement parts), it is obvious here through a sapphire caseback.
This development is slim, at just 3.3mm, so we’re still somewhat amazed by the 10mm tallness of the case. What remains is an extraordinary development, with a pleasant 21k gold focal rotor, cleaned angles and Geneva stripes. This Caliber 324 SC is ensured by the Patek Philippe Seal, an assurance of its brilliant execution and of its precision.
Versions and prices
The Patek Philippe Twenty-4 Automatic will be accessible in five versions:
- 7300-1200A-001 – steel with blue dial
- 7300-1200A-010 – steel with dark dial
- 7300-1200R-001 – 18k rose gold with earthy colored dial
- 7300-1200R-010 – 18k rose gold with silver dial
- 7300-1201R-001 – 18k rose gold with silver dial and cleared bracelet
The costs for this new Patek Philippe Twenty-4 Automatic reach from EUR 23,660 for the two steel adaptations, to EUR 41,150 for the two 18k rose gold forms (no jewels on the wristband) and EUR 51,440 for the 18k rose gold with cleared bracelet.
Availability is to be affirmed. More subtleties on patek.com .